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Downtown Detroit


Downtown Detroit is a stunning concentration of skyscrapers, as well as historical and architecturally beautiful residential and commercial buildings.  Downtown is also home to the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings. Some of Downtown's most notable sites include the Renaissance Center, Greektown, Campus Martius, Hart Plaza and the Riverfront

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Transparency is an overriding theme of the downtown Y's architecture

10 Years of Change: Giving the downtown Y its due

Bold and forward-looking when it opened in December 2005, the Boll Family YMCA continues to lead by architectural example as the central business district burgeons around it.

Paulette Auchtung, planetarium director and staff astronomer at the Michigan Science Center

Inspiring curious minds: Detroit women in STEM

Detroit grows stronger with contributions from women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

The People Mover track where it enters Cobo Center

One-track mind: What I learned spending an entire day on the People Mover

After 17 hours, 52 revolutions, and 150 miles, Model D contributor Aaron Mondry learned a few things about himself, the people of Detroit, and Michigan's longest municipal rail system.

The West Canfield Historic District

How one woman gave rise to Detroit's historic preservation movement

Beuhlah Croxford is a name unfamiliar to most Detroiters, yet her legacy as an advocate of historic preservation is visible in buildings and neighborhoods across the city.

Girls Rock Detroit

Girls Rock Detroit empowers local girls to get loud

Girls Rock Detroit co-founder Melissa Coppola describes the new summer camp for local girls as "a fusion of activism and feminism and music education."
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